Promotion from within not bad
In Aug. 4 edition, I read of the city of Alcoa’s search for a new chief of police. I questioned why they previously searched out of state, eventually hiring Kenneth Burge, who was a good man. They have the best qualified people in the department now. Why search anywhere else?
Phillip Dunn, now acting chief, won most outstanding officer of his graduation class of 1984 at Donelson Police Academy, and many more proving himself through the years, equally.
Jim Miller is as qualified. Both are good men, highly motivated, family men with good morals and impeccable backgrounds. I feel promotions need to be in the department. Mr. Johnson only needs to look what is obvious to the citizens of Alcoa.
Former City of Friendsville
Chief of Police
501 W. Vinegar Valley Road
Friendsville, TN 37737